If you're stuck with a non-functioning fireplace, forgo the stacked books and candles in favor of rustic logs that give your room a nice warm feeling. Before you start imagining all the spiders that might be crawling in and out of your living room, we're going to let you in on something: they're not real!
This is Mattie's old bathroom, pre Style Cure. Even though she was a little off of the usual Cure schedule, due to some conflicts with work and potty training, it doesn't make her results any less impressive. The best part? The budget for her entire bathroom redo was a low low $49.
The folks over at Paper N Stitch, Katie's Pencil Box, and Snow & Graham must have had a mind meld, because they each independently came up with the same DIY craft idea for wall decor that is easy and cheap to make, AND can be reused year after year. Want to see what they did to fill these blank walls?
When I was growing up, my family strung our tree with retro Christmas lights from the 1960s, left over from my mother's childhood. They're now mostly blown out, but I love the shape and colors so much we've never tossed them. Here are a few ideas for re-using old Christmas lights, as well as those still shining brightly.
Mia's kids scribbled on her microfiber sofa with an extra-strong, "rub a dub" Sharpie which is marketed as, "stays permanent through washing and dry cleaning." But instead of getting mad (well, she was probably a little mad), she found an easy way to hide the marks, while including a clever nod to the makeover's inspiration.
For most people, the laundry room is something unsightly they're happy to hide behind a closet door or in the back of the garage. But there are others who—by choice or by chance — opt to show off their laundry machines in a mudroom or (looking at you, kitchen laundry renters) some other high-traffic area of the home. If that's the case in your home, this simple and temporary polka-dotted and striped machine makeover is for you.
The idea of a kids table for Thanksgiving is attractive for a lot of families - there are many people present and it becomes easier to separate the adults from the children. Since some kids might not be too happy about not being amongst the grownups, it's nice to give them a specially decorated table.